Saturday, October 4, 2008
What I'll remember about the 2008 season, Volume I: Mencherson
May 9, 2008. Who could forget the day. The day the Toronto Blue Jays, in an attempt to spark a waning offense, pulled off not one, but two transactions to ultimately deliver us one mythical outfielder.
May 9, 2008, will forever be known in Blue Jays history as the day Mencherson was born.
We may have had our rough times, Brevin, but we go through them with everyone - right Vernon? You hear what I'm saying, Alex? Tell the man, AJ. No no no, not you Doc - you're exempt. But don't shortchange yourself, Brev - we shared some good times all the same.
Remember the walkoff single where you managed to score yourself (see photo above, where you are punching yourself in the face)? Remember scraping balls off the outfield wall and selling it to the hapless ump for an out? Remember the numerous (and flawless, I might add) pinch-running appearances? Remember removing the burden of facing crafty ol' Timmy Wakefield from Sniderman and Young Adam Lind? Those were all you, guy. Those were all you.
Brevin Mencherson - just one of the things I'll remember about the 2008 season.